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Opticians in North Bridge raise over £300 for Guide Dogs

07 November, 2014
Specsavers animal-inspired day for Guide Dogs Scotland
Staff go wild with Guide Dogs mascot

An Edinburgh opticians has raised over £300 for charity in a spec-tacular day of fundraising.

Specsavers staff in North Bridge hosted an animal-inspired day for Guide Dogs Scotland, to raise money for the charity and raise awareness of all the hard work that goes intro training the proves so they can improve the lives of people with sight problems.

Customers had the chance to see the special dogs and speak to their handlers about the work of the organisation.

Raffle prizes
They also raffled off designer spectacles and a fantastic sweetie hamper, with all the money going to Guide Dogs.

Staff got into the spirit of things by donning a variety of animal themed onesies from a crocodile to a cow!

Cuddly guide dog mascot
A giant Guide Dogs mascot was also in-store, posing for selfies and raising awareness of the cause.

Jennifer Ballantyne, store director at Specsavers in North Bridge, says: ‘Our Guide Dogs charity day was a great success, and we would like to thank all those who donated.

‘Guide Dogs Scotland does fantastic work throughout Scotland and we were delighted to welcome them to our store and community.

‘We hope that customers will continue to support this great cause and we can’t wait to welcome the Guide Dogs again soon.’

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